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Proof and Pay now possible with new Visa Prepaid CitizenCard
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:46 AM
Originally posted 23-7-2012

Proof and Pay now possible with new Visa Prepaid CitizenCard

Only card with Government proof of age approval combined with Prepaid card launched for those 12 years old and above

London, 23 July 2012: CitizenCard has today launched the first combined photo ID proof of age and Prepaid Visa card, available to 12 year olds and above, within the UK.  The Visa Prepaid CitizenCard will now enable users to prove their identity and age, as well as pay for purchases online and in store, all via one simple card.

The chip and PIN secured card offers those looking for age verification one of the most trusted, safe, secure and easy ways to carry money and pay for items. The card carries the Government PASS mark (proof of age standard scheme) recognised as valid...
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Nov
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Weekly Teen Pocket Money Tops A Tenner
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:44 AM
Originally posted on 23-7-2012

Weekly Teen Pocket Money Tops A Tenner

And Mum and Dad keeping money matters front of mind as schools and colleges continue to fail 11 to 20 year olds

Surprisingly only 40% of 11 to 20 year olds now receive a consistent regular allowance or pocket money, however average pocket money for this group now tops a tenner at £11.37.  This is according to research by Visa Prepaid CitizenCard, a new combined photo ID, proof of age and Prepaid Visa card run by the UK's leading proof of age scheme which launches today.

The study of 11 to 20 year olds shows that Mums and Dads are playing a key role in teaching young people the value of money, by...
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Nov
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Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint endorses 'No ID, No Sale!'
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:40 AM

Originally posted on 19-7-2012

 

Shadow Energy & Climate Change Secretary Caroline Flint MP applauds Don Valley's adoption of ‘No ID, No Sale’ policy to stop children buying age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco

Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP (Friday 13th July) called on local retailers to support the ‘No ID, No Sale!’ campaign which seeks to ensure that only adults can buy lottery, tobacco and other age-restricted goods.  Caroline was speaking at The Co-operative store where she was joined by CitizenCard’s Marketing Manager Nigel Catlow.

The Don Valley MP said that following the new government’s decision to abolish National ID cards, schemes such as CitizenCard were essential:

“I believe that CitizenCard is a real step forward for young people in my constituency.  Over 1800 already have CitizenCard in ...
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MP Bob Walter supports 'No ID, No Sale!' in North Dorset
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:36 AM

Originally posted on 27-6-2012

ON FRIDAY 22 JUNE, Robert Walter MP (North Dorset) visited local retailer The Southern Co-operative at Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, to show his support for CitizenCard’s ‘No ID, No Sale!’ campaign.

There Bob met with Tom Perry, Student and Charity Manager for CitizenCard, Co-op Store Manager Wayne Fleming, Deputy Manager Amy Booth and Area Operations Manager Stuart Naylor to show his support for the organisation’s ‘No ID, No Sale!’ policy and its adoption in North Dorset by local retailers.

The ‘No ID, No Sale!’ campaign seeks to ensure that only adults can buy lottery tickets, tobacco and other age-restricted goods. 

More than two million CitizenCards have been issued across the UK since the...
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Nov
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Minister endorses CitizenCard as valid ID
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:16 AM

Originally posted on 19-6-2012

Lord Henley, Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour, has recommended that young adults should use CitizenCards (and other PASS-hologrammed cards) as proof of age on a night out to avoid the risk of losing their passports. 

Lord Henley said "The Government fully endorses the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) and would strongly encourage all retailers and door supervisors to accept PASS hologrammed cards as valid proof of age.

All those responsible for checking proof of age, including retailers and door supervisors, should be reassured that asking for and accepting a card with a PASS hologram and which carries the bearer's photo and acceptable date of birth is due diligence.

In his strongly worded...
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Underage sale shop boss fined
Posted by CitizenCard on 02 November 2012 09:10 AM

Originally posted on 11-6-2012

An off-licence owner whose staff sold tobacco to a girl has been fined.

Manjit Singh, of Khera Off Licence, in Uppingham Road, Leicester, appeared before city magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to an offence under the Children’s and Young Persons Act 1993 banning the sale of tobacco to anyone under 18.

A test purchase operation was carried out by trading standards in August, when an assistant at a shop sold a 15 yearold girl cigarettes without asking for identification.

Mr Singh was fined £500 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

Roman Leszczyszyn, head of business regulation at Lesicester City Council, said: “This case sends a strong reminder to traders about their responsibility.”

Leicester Mercury ©04.06.12

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